Monday, February 27, 2006

LiveBlogging The Apprentice 5 Season Premier - 2

The fatman lives to fight another day.

We here at The MediaBlog are not taking a position this time around. We make no endorsement for the following reasons:

1. No inspiring characters (a la Raj - Season 2)
2. No uber hot women (a la Jennifer M - Season 4)

LiveBlogging The Apprentice 5 Season Premier

NBC.com > The Apprentice 5 > Candidates > Brent

Lard Ass Brent is a dead man. A dead man! Do you hear me? I'm surprised the blimp was able to get off the ground.

Captain! I need more power! Me wee bairns canno take the strain!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Shock Turns to Horror

Darren McGavin dies at 83 - Yahoo! News

My response upon seeing this:
8:01am - Pull up Yahoo News, see the link.
8:02am - 'Heh... Captain Stubing from the Love Boat bought it.'
8:03am - 'Oh, wait... That was Gavin McLeod... Who the hell is Darren McGavin???'
8:04am - 'Oh my God! The dad from A Christmas Story?!?!? Oh my God!!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2006

In Our Lifetimes We Travel Many Roads...


Don Knotts, star of 'The Andy Griffith Show,' dead at 81 - Los Angeles Times

Farewell, funnyman.

Don't Like The Juice? Then We Won't Turn You Loose!

United Press International - NewsTrack - Man refuses to wear electronic monitor

So perv molests the kiddies.
Perv's "church" thinks electricity is a tool of da debil.
Perv refuses to wear electric monitoring device.
Perv goes back to jail.
QED

Here's What I've Learned from Boston Legal Two Weeks Ago

1. The Second Gulf War (ie the Iraq War) is a failure.
2. Tom Delay is an asshole
3. Catholics are pricks because they won't help you defy the will of Almighty God.

It really is a well-written, well-acted show... Why does everything have to be tarnished with Leftist propaganda?

Like A Sorbet To Cleanse The Palate Before More Swearing

Cute Overload

Sometimes we just need some disgustingly cute pictures.

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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Watching Paint Dry... Coming Up Next On The Morning Show

If you actually pay attention to this blog (instead of just searching for the word blogporn) you'll know that I have a personal vendetta against local multimedia no-talent hack Preston Scott. Mainly his lame-ass morning radio gig.

This morning, I kid you not, the man was doing math on the radio. Math. You know, Preston, listening to a man in his 40s only get 2 out of 3 correct on a 10th grade math test does not make for entertaining (or even infotaining) radio.

Enough with the FCAT. Actually, enough with you. Why don't you go on vacation again? For awhile there it seemed like you only worked about two days each week. Let Eric fill in. He's like half your age but at least twice as talented as you are.

A Slow Turning Begins?

Vatican Calls On Muslim Nations to Practice What They Preach

Who would have thought that a handful of fairly tepid cartoons could wreak such havoc? Slowly, in small ways, it seems that many of those nations and groups that have been so quick to criticize America are starting to realize the danger Western Civilization faces from a backward-looking, inward-looking islamofascist culture. First the European states and now the Vatican.

We are at war, friends. Nothing less. Go and read some Samuel Huntington. Right now.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

More of the FSU Cowgirls

leenks.com - FSU Cowgirls hit Maxim

Go. Now.

Enjoy The Moment Cause It Won't Last Long

S. Dakota legislature passes abortion ban - Yahoo! News

Alito is an improvement over O'Conner but this isn't going to work. SCOTUS isn't going to overturn Roe v. Wade in one step. If it's going to happen then it's going to take several cases that do it gradually. And, sad though it is to say given that we've had Republican Presidents for all but 12 of the 38 years, it's probably going to take the departure of one more Justice (John Paul Stevens... Vegas is calling).

So, while I won't fault the desires of the honorable legislators from the great state of South Dakota, I won't be popping the champaign tonight either.

The Pattern Is Clear

TR Traps Last Tomcat from Combat Mission

I care about odd things. The fact that the day of the F-14 has passed sort of makes me sad. Not weepy sad, just melancholy. Oh well.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

God Hates Fuckwads

Bikers drown out funeral protesters

Have I ever mentioned that the "Reverand" Fred Phelps is an asshole?

Bad enough the prick and his "church" AKA his extended, in-bred family, gets their jollies by screaming obscenities outside the funerals of homosexuals... Now he and his little fuckwad band have moved on to making asses of themselves at the funerals of American soldiers who died in Iraq. Why? Not that the cocksuckers need a logical reason, but their excuse is that the soldiers dies as part of god's (no capital letters for fuckwad's god) judgement of America due to homosexuality.

Question for Fuckwad... How come it's American soldiers dying and not, say, those freewheeling Dutch if your god is so pissed?

Kudos to the bikers who take time out of their lives to honor the fallen and piss off the fuckwads.

The MediaBlog American Idol Anti-Endorsement

The MediaBlog officially calls upon all members of the viewing public to refrain at all costs from voting for Breena Gethers.

We repeat... Do NOT dial 1-800-IDOLS 07.

That is all.

Democrats Have Courage, Republicans Are Just Stupid

Bush Shrugs Off Objections to Port Deal - Yahoo! News

Qualifications for the Profile in Courage Award

Political courage has many meanings. As used by President Kennedy, the words refer to elected officials who, acting in accord with their conscience, risk their careers by pursuing a larger vision of the national, state or local interest in opposition to popular opinion or powerful pressures from their constituents.

The need for this kind of political courage is especially important today. Too often, modern elected officials are captives of opinion polls, reluctant to act in the broader public interest by taking unpopular courses of action or offending powerful groups.


Every year the John F. Kennedy library awards the Profile in Courage Award to a politician who, in their opinion, has defied popular opinion to follow the dictates of his conscience. The award draws its inspiration from the book of the same name which was supposedly written by St. John the Elder.

This whole port deal thing is hard for me to get my hands around. Just on the surface of things, I don't like it, but when I start actually trying to figure out WHY I don't like it, I end up on empty.

It would be extremely easy for Dubya to follow the media frenzy and the opinions of just about every other politican. He could shoot this deal down and move on. Instead, he has decided to stand alone in support of what he believes to be the right course.

Of course, I won't hold my breath waiting for Dubya to be called to Boston to accept his trophy.

Rubber Doll or Bob Costas... You Make the Call!



Air brushes are wonderful things... In moderation.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Wrong Turn

To the poor, wretched soul who came here searching for a picture of Jennifer Aniston performing an unnatural act with a baseball bat...

Dude...

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Posting of the Unknown Boobies


"Here in honored glory, a pair of breasts known but to God"



We've gone way too long without any blogporn, gentle readers. I decided to make this one a tribute to all those great ta-tas out there that don't happen to adorn the chests of the rich and famous.

A toast to the great American breast, dear friends. Bumpers all around and no heel-taps.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Bad Enough to Be Blind, Worse to Be Blind and a Pussy

Blind Cal student sues Target / Suit charges retailer's Web site cannot be used by the sightless

Sweet Jesus, the world gets crazier by the day. Ragheads burning KFC, the VP going on some sort of deepwoods killing spree and blind people bitching that they can't use Target's website.

Why don't we all just put our own eyes out so we can all be equally fucked? Would that put an end to the blind bitching? I mean for the love of God, why on earth do you think that the world owes you something? Okay, you're blind, you got a tough break. Suck it up, douchebag. Don't bitch about fucking websites. Life handed you lemons, quit sucking on them and start making some Countytime.

I mean, Jesus God Almighty, why do people bitch and moan about the stupidist things. Burning embassies and KFCs over cartoons, wasting 3 days of media coverage over Uncle Dick taking pot shots and, now, crips tying up the courts with this kind of shit.

How To Clear a Balcony

It Depends On Your Definition of the Words "Lying Bitch"

Democrats blast Cheney secrecy after shooting - Yahoo! News:

"The refusal of this administration to level with the American people on matters large and small is very disturbing, because it goes counter to the way our constitutional democracy ... is supposed to work." - Hillary Evita Clinton

"I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky." - Bubba

"I'm The Guy Who Pulled The Trigger"

See, this is why we like Uncle Dick. No lip biting, no phoney tears and certainly no finger pointing. He doesn't argue about the details and he doesn't try to pass the buck. He steps up like a man and takes responsibility.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Goddamn It, Now They've Gone Too Far

BREITBART.COM - Cartoon Protesters Rampage in Pakistan

Ragheads burned a Kentucky Fried Chicken. Fuck the Prophet. Don't dick with the Colonel.

Monday, February 13, 2006

America's Most Wanted: Uncle Dick

The Road Untraveled

Gore Laments U.S. 'Abuses' Against Arabs - Yahoo! News:

If you don't think America dodged a bullet when Dubya won the first time around, just read this:

"JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia - Former Vice President
Al Gore told a mainly Saudi audience on Sunday that the U.S. government committed 'terrible abuses' against Arabs after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that most Americans did not support such treatment."


Way to go, Al. Nothing like making the home crowd happy by pissing on your own country while you're in one of the most repressive states on earth.

Asshole.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Bullshit

Motion Filed to Stop Katrina Evictions - Yahoo! News

No, goddamnit! The fucking courts need to stay out of this. There has been no deprivation of "rights" and no failure of due process. There is no "right" to housing on the public dime. We have paid enough for these people and we don't need the fucking federal courts to step in and start writing checks drawn on our account.

Payback's A Bitch

Cheney Accidentally Shoots Fellow Hunter - Yahoo! News

See, this is what I love about these guys. For a couple of centuries, civilians have been taking potshots at politicians.

Finally, Uncle Dick starts shooting back!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Discomfort Is A Powerful Motivator

Hurricane Victims Losing Hotel Rooms - Yahoo! News

Another heartwrenching story on those poor, sad people who are still suckling at the goverment teet six months after Katrina came and went.

Cry me a fucking river.

Anyone who has read much around here knows that our sympathy ran out a long time ago for Katrina victims who want to whine while living at our expense. That said, we are not without the milk of human kindness toward our fellow man.

That being said, endless handouts will not help these people. They are never the answer and that is certainly true in this case. What these people need at this point is motivation to move on with their lives. Few things motivate more than necessity.

Take one evacuee, Brittany, who is mentioned in this article:

With the Monday deadline looming, she turned to FEMA asking for rent assistance. Brown was told it would take two weeks to review her case, leaving her without a trailer, without an apartment and soon without a hotel room.

She plans to move into her sister's house — along with her husband, uncle and two children. It will bring her sister's two-bedroom household to 10 people.


Now, young Brittany may be a charming and hard-working young lady so I'm not going to make this about her. What I am going to say is that people who have family to stay with should have been staying with family, even if that means some measure of discomfort and inconvenience. They should NOT have been living off the sweat of my brow.

Also, making people a little uncomfortable is a great way to get them off their asses and make them think of new ways to get out of their situation. Necessity is the mother and all that rot.

So, good luck to Brittany and all the others like her. And jeers to the lefties who want to smother people with so-called compassion.

Things I Hate - 2/11/2006

This will be an recurring post of things/people I hate. I'm not going to explain why I hate them, I'm not going to justify my hatred. It's enough for you to know that I do, in fact, hate each and every one of them. Not dislike. Not find distasteful. Hate.

Sex and the City
Rep. Nancy Pelosi
Gloria Allred
Grocery store "discount" cards
CNN's Nancy Grace
Bill Maher
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Oprah
The Barefoot Contessa

Two Thirds of You Are Stupid

At least, that's what my logs show.

Still using Internet Explorer??? Come on, folks. Get with the times, get with a quality browser that doesn't leave you open to every hacker and script kiddie (no, I have no idea what that means, I just like the sound of it... I read 2600 every now and then while I'm enjoying a refreshing frap @ Barnes and Noble so bite me) out there.

Yeah, I know, shameless commerce. Called it a MediaBlog shameless profit center timeout. Just click the link and get with the program. Good night and good luck!

Mayor Bloomberg Is All Hat and No Cattle

Solitaire Game Gets NYC Worker Fired - Yahoo! News

Wnat to know the difference between a tough guy and a guy who acts tough? A tough guy picks his battles and fights people his own size. A guy who is acting tough lashes out over petty things so other people will think that he's strong.

Rudy Giuliani is a tough guy, but his successor at Gracie Mansion just acts tough. Instead of playing hardball with union goons who tried to shut down the city or with criminals, Bloomberg acts tough by firing a city worker who was playing Solitaire at his desk at some point during the day.

Oooh... You're such a big, bad, frightening man, Mr Mayor. I'm just quaking in my boots.

Get over yourself, Mikey. You're a billionaire who picked on a guy who makes 27K a year in one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in. You're a lightweight RINO who lives in the shadows of your predecessor.

Contrary to what guys like you think, Mikey, the fact that this guy may have played a game or two of Solitaire at some point during the work day has zip, zero, zilch, nada to do with how good an employee he is. None. You've proven nothing, sir. All you've shown is that you're a jerk to an underling who can't fight back. Congratulations. Hope you're REAL proud of yourself.

Ne laissez pas La Porte Vous frapper Dans L'Âne Sur La Sortie

Hurricane Katrina Stokes Mardi Gras Satire - Yahoo! News:

Yeah, it's not a great translation. Bite me.

Well, apparently everything is just fine in New Orleans now. That's what I'm assuming anyway since they've found the time to return to their usual practice of drunken revelry. This year, they've managed to sprinkle the debauchery with a nice leavening of sarcastic disloyalty. To wit:

One display asked France to buy Louisiana back, suggesting the state might get better treatment than it has from the American government.

If A Tree Falls In The Woods, Will An Evil Republican Care?

Bush team seeks to sell public land | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

Okay, full disclosure time. We here at The MediaBlog are devotees of a few oddball ideas. For example, we favor legalized dueling. (No, I'm not kidding.) We also believe that Federal ownership of large amounts of land represent a dimunition of federalism.

Put more simply, I don't think the Federal government should control 67% of the sovereign state of Alaska. I don't think the Federal government should control 67.9% of the sovereign state of Utah. I don't thing the Federal government should control 44.3% of the sovereign state of Arizona. Or, for that matter, that the Federal government should control 10.5% of the sovereign state of Mississippi. (source)

Fundamentally, the right to utilize and develop and the responsibility to maintain and preserve land should rest with the soverign states, not with the national government. If that were the case we would not be having this foolish argument about oil drilling in Alaska. The people of Alaska are in favor of it and THAT should be the determining factor.

I have no problem with the federal government owning and operating military bases. I have no problem with the federal government having office space. What I don't like is to see vast tracts of land cut off from the authority of the legislature and placed in the hands of a distant and unresponsive National Government.

Friday, February 10, 2006

The Eagle Has Landed

It is announced from MediaBlog headquarters...

Mrs. MediaBlog is great with child!

Well, not great yet, but mildly good. Something like that.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Blasphemy!

Mohammed Dance

Welcome, my Muslim friend! You've fallen into my trap. You're going to hell now.

HA HA!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

What's Not To Like About Boston Legal?

Other than the leftist politics, that is.

You've got Captain Kirk, you've got Odo and you've got that hot little Stuckyville ex-patriot.

Yeah, Murphy Brown brings things down a notch, but James Spader sort of makes up for that. What's not to like?

Oh, and will someone tell me why redistricting by politicians wasn't a problem back when the politicians were Democrats?

Go Noles!

Jenn Sterger Pictures
And Still More Jenn Sterger Pictures

Now I understand why the football team sucked the last third of the regular season. They had their eyes on the stands instead of the ball.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Dear God, Larry! Make It Stop!

Why does Larry King feel the need to interrogate the little gay kid from Growing Pains? He just pounded the shit out of the scruffy kid.

You know, maybe it was the kid from Who's The Boss who is gay.

Hmm... Continue the research.

You Can't Write Shit Like This

Cartoon Protests Deadly in Afghanistan - Yahoo! News

I swear to God, if they wrote a book where Musilms by the tens of thousands were burning embassies and calling for executions because of fucking cartoons, no one would believe it.

Playtime Is Over... Back to Work, Deadbeats!

Thousands of Katrina Victims Evicted - Yahoo! News

$500+ million of our money later, FEMA finally starts telling the deadbeats to get off the teet.

Oh, and lest you think that there is something heartless about making people stand on their own two feet after six months on the public dime:

Far more people — a total of more than 20,000 storm victims — were given extensions by FEMA until at least next week and possibly as long as March 1, said FEMA spokesman Butch Kinerney.

FEMA said it gave people every possible opportunity to request an extension.

"We've bent over backward to reach out. We've gone door-to-door to all of the 25,000 hotel rooms no fewer than six times. And there are individuals who have refused to come to the door, refused to answer. There are people who have run when they saw us coming — those are the ones that are now moving on," Kinerney said.


What's so surprising about that? A lot of these people are used to running away from things... Running away from the police, running from the children they fathered, running from responsibilities, running from life.

And Now A Few Moments of Anonymous Venting

Stupid, motherfucking bitch. Don't use that tone with me. Don't start accusing me of things. You can take your goddamn fax and shove it up your ass, you miserable little cunt. I'll deal with it when I'm goddamn well good and ready. Until then you can go fuck yourself.

Crossing Some Sort of Ethical Line

KXAN.com - Sex, Parks And Videotape

First, let me make it clear that The MediaBlog is no fan of gay sex in public places. No. We're not fans of that. Not at all.

That being said, methinks that the local newsies out of KXAN in Austin, Texas have crossed some sort of ethical, journalism type line.

They staked out this park in Austin where men go for public sex. Typical sweeps, hidden camera, gotcha type journalism. You know, just like Dateline NBC has been doing just about every week for the last six months by luring in pedophiles.

Now, given what goes on in local news, I'm pretty much okay with that. What I'm not okay with is how they end the piece:

APD has arrested more than a dozen people. We have the names and mugshots of those arrested, and we've run license plates and background checks on the people who spend hours everyday driving into the park.

Those mugshots are public record, but we've decided not to air them this time.

Many of these men are married with families

News 36 is coming back. If we find repeat offenders, we may not use that discretion.


Is it really okay for journalists to blackmail people? Stop doing what you're doing or we'll expose you, ruin your lives, turn your children into pariahs, blah, blah, blah.

I don't know. Seems kind of like they're trying to change the news rather than report it. Of course, that's what all media does, this local station is just a little blatant about it. And, of course, they've done a good job picking their enemies. Who's in favor of public gay sex? Anyone? Anyone??? Bueller????

Also, of course, this is part of the "on your side" brand of local journalism which, as far as I'm concerned, is shit.

Find Another Perky Bitch!

Vieira reportedly top `Today` choice

I'm not that big a fan of Katie, but if they replace her with uber View-bitch Meredith Vieira I will switch to Fox and Friends once and for all.

The only acceptable host from The View would be Survivor hottie Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Time to Roast Big Bird

Bush seeks to slash public broadcast funds - Yahoo! News

About goddamn time.

Today's Edition of Riding the Corpse


DRUDGE REPORT FLASH 2006®

Since Drudge flashes only last for about a day...

KING FUNERAL TURNS POLITICAL: BUSH BASHED BY FORMER PRESIDENT, REVEREND
Tue Feb 07 2006 15:49:48 ET

Today's memorial service for civil rights activist Coretta Scott King -- billed as a "celebration" of her life -- turned suddenly political as one former president took a swipe at the current president, who was also lashed by an outspoken black pastor!

The outspoken Rev. Joseph Lowery, co-founder of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, ripped into President Bush during his short speech, ostensibly about the wife of Martin Luther King Jr.

"She extended Martin's message against poverty, racism and war. She deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on missions way afar. We know now that there were no weapons of mass destruction over there," Lowery said.

The mostly black crowd applauded, then rose to its feet and cheered in a two-minute-long standing ovation.

A closed-circuit television in the mega-church outside Atlanta showed the president smiling uncomfortably.

"But Coretta knew, and we know," Lowery continued, "That there are weapons of misdirection right down here," he said, nodding his head toward the row of presidents past and present. "For war, billions more, but no more for the poor!" The crowd again cheered wildly.

Former President Jimmy Carter later swung at Bush as well, not once but twice. As he talked about the Kings, he said: "It was difficult for them then personally with the civil liberties of both husband and wife violated as they became the target of secret government wiretaps." The crowd cheered as Bush, under fire for a secret wiretapping program he ordered after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, again smiled weakly.

Later, Carter said Hurricane Katrina showed that all are not yet equal in America. Some black leaders have blamed Bush for the poor federal response, and rapper Kayne West said that Bush "hates" black people.


Now, anyone who has read much of this blog knows that I don't think a lot of the deification of St. Martin. I think just as little of the current and future consecration of his divine consort, St. Coretta. That being said...

Why do the Lefties just love turning funerals into political rallies? They did it to the late Paul Wellstone and today they did it again to the late Coretta Scott King.

It is in miserable taste to turn a funeral into a political rally. It's in even worse taste to insult to his face a man who came to pay his respects.

At this point, as far as this blogger is concerned, they can stick her in the ground and Black America can continue the struggle to liberate itself from the racial parasites who have made a career of keeping Black Americans dependant and downtrodden.

Jesse and Coretta and Lowery and, for that matter, St. Martin, St. Coretta and St. Rosa are artifacts of a bygone age. Their good work is long since done and now they are just holding onto glory days and golden parachutes. The faces of successful Black America aren't bitching about what is owed to them, they're in boardrooms and in the State Department. I'll take one Condi Rice over every last employee of the discrimination industry who was in that church today.

Monday, February 06, 2006

The Fate of Western Civilization Rests on My Shoulders

AfterElton.com - Book of Daniel Creator Speaks Out On Show's Cancellation

At least, that's what self-important TV hack Jack Kenny is taking from the cancellation of his putrid TV show "The Book of Daniel." To wit:

"NBC has officially closed The Book of Daniel, and creator Jack Kenny sees it as a potentially dangerous sign for the state of American television.

“I think it's a confluence of occurrences that points to a bad direction for entertainment in this country,” Kenny says, on the phone from his Los Angeles home just a few days after the controversial show's cancellation. The axe formally came down Jan. 23, but Kenny remains charming, friendly and upbeat.

“I think pretty soon we're all going to have to be sitting in a room with these bigots and have to get their approval before a network will sign on to do anything,” he says.

“Imagine if the AFA had been as powerful and felt as empowered in 1970. Would we ever have seen All in the Family or M*A*S*H or Mary Tyler Moore or Hill Street Blues? Any of those shows.”"


Uh huh... Tell it to the marines, Jacky Boy. Fact is you created a shitty show, NBC stirred up a bunch of controversy to get the handful of episodes they ever planned on airing a little extra attention on Friday nights (AKA the low-rent district of network television) and then they dumped you.

Your show was a skid mark in the underpants of television. The rest of us have moved on and so should you.

Tonight's 7th Heaven Observation the Fourth

For the love of a merciful God, can't these fuckwads limit themselves to having one issue each week? I mean, I fucking hate "issue" shows to start out with, but a trifecta???

---Cuts to music education.
---Homelessness
---Illiteracy

Dear sweet Lord of Creation, end this abomination and I'll... I don't know... I'll burn down the embassy of whatever country You tell me to.

Tonight's 7th Heaven Observation the Third

"There's no music. There's no music in school. All we need is music."

I fucking hate Ruthie. Goddamn it but I hate the mouthy little bitch.

HA HA HA HA HA

philips_surrender.html

Ah, this takes me back...

Remember the lame ass "Pests" who declared war on the Philips Phile last year? One of them (my guess a 17 year old pimple-faced geek, loves D&D, never had sex with anyone other than himself) went to the extreme of purchasing the "philipsphilesucks" domain name and drafted a "surrender document."

Geez, the things you have time for when you have no life.

Tonight's 7th Heaven Observation the Second

If that shrill little street urchin was my daughter, I'd put her out on the streets too.

Dear God in Heaven, why do you let this go on??? Donald Rumsfeld can't pull out terrorist's fingernails but the WB is allowed to do this to American citizens?

Aren't Mondays bad enough???

Tonight's 7th Heaven Observation the First

The very idea of having sex with Kevin Kenkirk makes me want to cut off my own genitals.

I say this not as a straight man but as a human being.

Ah, the Public Letter

We here at The MediaBlog are no great fans of the public letter. Usually, it's little more than grandstanding. In this particular case, however, we make an exception. Sit back and enjoy as Captain McCain takes the junior senator from Illinois to the woodshed:

February 6, 2006

Dear Senator Obama:

I would like to apologize to you for assuming that your private assurances to me regarding your desire to cooperate in our efforts to negotiate bipartisan lobbying reform legislation were sincere. When you approached me and insisted that despite your leadership’s preference to use the issue to gain a political advantage in the 2006 elections, you were personally committed to achieving a result that would reflect credit on the entire Senate and offer the country a better example of political leadership, I concluded your professed concern for the institution and the public interest was genuine and admirable. Thank you for disabusing me of such notions with your letter to me dated February 2, 2006, which explained your decision to withdraw from our bipartisan discussions. I’m embarrassed to admit that after all these years in politics I failed to interpret your previous assurances as typical rhetorical gloss routinely used in politics to make self-interested partisan posturing appear more noble. Again, sorry for the confusion, but please be assured I won’t make the same mistake again.

As you know, the Majority Leader has asked Chairman Collins to hold hearings and mark up a bill for floor consideration in early March. I fully support such timely action and I am confident that, together with Senator Lieberman, the Committee on Governmental Affairs will report out a meaningful, bipartisan bill.

You commented in your letter about my “interest in creating a task force to further study” this issue, as if to suggest I support delaying the consideration of much-needed reforms rather than allowing the committees of jurisdiction to hold hearings on the matter. Nothing could be further from the truth. The timely findings of a bipartisan working group could be very helpful to the committee in formulating legislat"

Sluts on the Hill

montgomeryadvertiser.com :: Sessions' aide revealed on sexy Internet diary

Another female staffer on Capital Hill has a "sexy" blog. Wa hoo. Who gives a shit? All this Wonkette-insipred shit does zero for me. Most of the time these "sexy" bloggers are only half right: they're bloggers.

For my money (and that may well be what it comes down to for these "ladies", money), she ain't that hot. Let's get to the real meat of this story though. To wit:

She is a scheduler, arranging meetings between the senator and constituents, and was paid $64,139 between Oct. 1, 2004, and Sept. 30, 2005, according to the secretary of the Senate.

Why the hell is Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) playing ANYONE over $64000 of our money to keep his datebook for him? That is one stop above unskilled labor. Okay, the cost of living probably blows in DC, but $64K?

Or, to put it in sanctimonious Washington-speak, why is this woman worth over $13K more than the average D.C. teacher?

Now, personally, I think the teacher salary comparison is a crock. A lot of teachers aren't worth what they're getting paid now. However, since that particular comparison is the coin of the realm in the District then let's hear Senator Session's answer. Anyone? Anyone???

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Magic Bullet Specter Goes Off the Reservation Again

Specter Criticizes Rationale for Spying - Yahoo! News

How come McCain gets all the criticism from Conservatives for being a maverick/showboater when this asshole never passes up an opportunity to stick it to us?

Saturday, February 04, 2006

RIP Grandpa

'Grandpa Munster' Al Lewis Dies at 95 - Yahoo! News

You know, as with everything else, you can pretty much divide people into two categories: Addams Family people and The Munsters people. I was always in the former category. I loathed the Munsters. I can't say that I loved the Addams Family either, but given the choice, I always came down in favor of Gomez and Morticia.

That said, when a great American like Grandpa Al Lewis dies, the least a good blogger can do is devote a few paragraphs to his immortal memory.

Oh, and I think a baby-killer-lover died today too if anyone is interested.

Extortion

Katrina evacuees want money from hotel as incentive to move

Katrina deadbeats aren't satisfied that you and I have been paying their hotel bill at the Radisson JFK for the last six months ($136/night per Expedia). Now the squatters want the Radisson to kick in $2500 in extortion money in exchange for them vacating.

Oh, so the Radisson wants to play hardball? How about if we sick a Democrat politician and "Reverand" Al on you? How do you like that?

This is just bullshit. Way too many of the Katrina refugees are nothing but deadbeats. Time to start paying your own bills again, losers.

God Only Knows What They Would Do If They Saw Teletubbies

Syria protesters set Danish embassy ablaze over cartoon - Yahoo! News

Over a frigging cartoon. These people need to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into at least the 19th Century.

Where is the EU flotilla to shell a Syrian port in response to the insult to the Danish flag?

Deconstructing The Oscar Nominations

Best Picture
Brokeback Mountain - GAY PROPAGANDA
Capote - GAY PROPAGANDA
Crash - THE MEDIABLOG ENDORSEMENT (BY DEFAULT)
Goodnight and Good Luck - LEFTIST DRIVEL
Munich - LEFTIST DRIVEL

Achievement in Directing
Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain - GAY PROPAGANDA
Bennett Miller, Capote - GAY PROPAGANDA
Paul Haggis, Crash - THE MEDIABLOG ENDORSEMENT (BY DEFAULT)
George Clooney, Good Night and Good Luck - LEFTIST DRIVEL
Steven Spielberg, Munich - LEFTIST DRIVEL

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote - GAY PROPAGANDA
Terrence Howard, Hustle and Flow
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain - GAY PROPAGANDA
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line - THE MEDIABLOG ENDORSEMENT (PROUDLY)
David Strathairn, Good Night and Good Luck - LEFTIST DRIVEL

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica - GAY PROPAGANDA
Keira Knightly, Pride and Prejudice
Charlize Theron, North Country - LEFTIST DRIVEL
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line - THE MEDIABLOG ENDORSEMENT (PROUDLY)

Best Supporting Actor
George Clooney, Syriana - LEFTIST DRIVEL
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man - THE MEDIABLOG ENDORSEMENT (PROUDLY)
Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain - GAY PROPAGANDA
Matt Dillon, Crash
William Hurt, Syriana - LEFTIST DRIVEL

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adam, Junebug
Catherine Keener, Capote - GAY PROPAGANDA
Francis McDormand, North Country - LEFTIST DRIVEL
Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener - THE MEDIABLOG ENDORSEMENT (WAY HOTTER THAN AMY ADAM)
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain - GAY PROPAGANDA

So, out of 25 nominations, 10 are gay propaganda and 9 are leftist drivel.

Whoever said Hollywood is out of touch with America?

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The Lovely Lauren



At last, you can see The MediaBlog's favorite local newsie live and in color. Yeah, it's a crappy video. I'll try to get you something a little better at some point. For now though, it's worth what you're paying, am I right?

Britney Continues Her Descent Into Hell

New mom Britney Spears plans comeback on NBC sitcom - Yahoo! News

It wasn't enough that she gave birth to the anti-Christ, now she's going to appear on long-since-jumped-the-shark-but-I-still-think-Debra-Messing -is-a-hottie sitcom Will and Grace. If that isn't bad enough, she'll be "portraying a Christian conservative talk show host."

Nothing like helping out the Sodomites, Britney.

For most artist we usually just recommend that they shut up and sing. For Britney we just want her to take her clothes off for Playboy and then fade into richly-deserved obscurity.